The Porchlight May/June 2022
Important Reminders for Our Residents
- Rent is due on the1st
- Late fees apply after the 10th, after the 5th for Reddick Street
- Pest control services are the third Tuesday of every month.
The final day of school is Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
There will be more children playing outside and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Please remember to drive slowly and watch for children.
Parents, please remember to remind children not to play in the streets.
We want everyone to have a fun, safe summer!
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program
Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) is a program to assist the residents with budgeting & saving, establishing goals and plans to improve their livelihood, as well as assist with homeownership for qualified residents.
To get started:
Schedule an appointment with an FSS Coordinator: Click here to email Chris Ward or call 615-794-1247 ext. 213.
This program is available to the residents of Franklin Housing Authority. The program is voluntary, and the residents will be on a 5 year plan under the Contract of Participation. Participants may complete the FSS Program before the 5-year contract has expired. During the FSS Program a participant, if eligible will establish an escrow account that may assist them with a down payment for a home or to be used for educational purposes. Participants do not have to be employed at time of enrolling into the program. To complete the program, participants will need to be employed and off of any welfare cash assistance before or by the end of the 5-year contract.
FSS will be conducting a Homeownership meet on May 17th at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Participants will be provided login information closer to that date. Please contact Chris Ward to sign up.
Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS)
The ROSS program utilizes a ROSS Service Coordinator to link public housing residents with supportive services, resident empowerment activities and assistance in becoming economically self-sufficient. The ROSS Service Coordinator assesses the needs of residents of FHA and coordinates available resources in the community to meet those needs. This program works to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program, with public and private resources, for supportive services and resident empowerment activities. These services enable participating families to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency or, in the case of elderly or disabled residents, help improve living conditions and enable residents to age-in-place.
To learn more about the Resident Opportunities and the Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program,
please contact John Davis at 615-794-1247 ext. 231.
To all residents please call 211 for non-emergent assistance or 911 for emergencies!
FHA Social Services & Workshops
Franklin Housing Authority (FHA) will be hosting in-person workshops on Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking/Sexting Awareness. These workshops will be held at the Franklin Housing Authority Community Center, located at 100 Spring Street, Franklin, TN.
FHA Workshop Schedule:
Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop - Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
Sex Trafficking/Sexting Awareness Workshop - Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.
FHA Office Closures
May 30th - Memorial Day
June 20th - Observance of Juneteenth
FHA Social Services & Educational Information
Begin Anew offers GED training, computer classes, and ELL. Class locations are held at 1350 West Main Street, Franklin, TN. Please call 615-977-8908 for the women's program or 615-687-0953 for men's program. For more information, please visit the Begin Anew's website at www.beginanew.org.
Workforce Essentials offers High School Equivalency Diploma (Hi-set), computer classes, and ESL. Class location is 118 Seaboard Lane, Franklin, TN. For more information on their courses, please call Workforce Essentials at 615-790-3311 or visit their website at workforceessentials.com.
Columbia State Community College is a 2-year college, located at 1228 Liberty Pike, Franklin, TN. For more information on courses, please contact their office at 615-790-4400 or visit their website at www.columbiastate.edu/campuses/williamson.
Employment & Additional Training Opportunities
Goodwill Career Center, 937 Herman St., Nashville, TN - Goodwill Career Solutions will conduct a free, three-day Office Productivity Skills Course from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the third Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of each month. For more information, please visit their website Goodwill Productivity Skills Course Information or call (615) 742-4151.
Local Activities & Events
May 7 - 30 (Weekends) - Tennessee Renaissance Festival, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Travel back to 16th Century England where the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Artisans from all over the country display their wares from silks to swords; from gems to jewels. Flavors, aromas and tastes of specialty foods and drinks greet the festival-goer. Hear Renaissance musicians and merrymakers voices echo through the trees. Welcome all to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival! www.tnrenfest.com
May 14 - Franklin Rodeo Parade, Begins at 12:00 p.m. To view the parade route, please click here and then select the "parade route" link at the bottom of the page.
May 19-21 - Franklin Rodeo, Begins at 7:00 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.) The Franklin Rodeo returns to Middle Tennessee in 2022! The event is scheduled to take place at Williamson County AG Expo Park. For more information, please visit www.franklinrodeo.com.
June 10th - MOVIE IN THE PARK - Brave (movie starts at 8pm or sunset). Located at Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064. Bring a chair or pack a blanket for a free evening movie! Concessions items will be available for purchase.
June 17th - MOVIE IN THE PARK - Stuart Little (movie starts at 8pm or sunset). Located at Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064. Bring a chair or pack a blanket for a free evening movie! Concessions items will be available for purchase.
FHA Social Services Health Information
Important Healthcare Contact Numbers:
Educare Counseling Center-Alcohol & Drug Rehab Center
Address: 382 Natchez Street, Franklin, TN
Periscope Community Health Services-Mental & Behavioral Health Services
Address: 167 Belle Forest Circle, Nashville, TN
Phone: 901-500-2574 or 615-805-5300
Williamson County Health Department
Address: 1324 W Main Street, Franklin, TN
Mercy Community Healthcare
Address: 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, TN
Williamson County Medical Center
Address: 4321 Carothers Pkwy, Franklin, TN
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